Thursday, December 8, 2011

Kindergarten: snowflakes in clay

Kindergarteners have just completed their clay snowflake ornaments.  Our goal was to learn ways to create texture and surface design on a clay slab.

First, we pinched a round slab, then we pressed snowflakes into the surface.  Here are some buttons, ornaments, and stickers (adhered to bottle caps) that we used to create our textures.

A thin application of glaze (2 coats) creates a more translucent look...

...and a thicker application becomes more opaque.  This is about 3 coats.

packed and ready to go

We also made snowflake charms to wear as necklaces from the leftover bits!


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